Shelter, also known as Alan Briand, is an active artist who expresses himself both sonically and visually. He is a record seller, graphic designer, and illustrator for Séance Centre, and has released his own music on Growing Bin Records, Les Edits Du Golem and Séance Centre. Recently, he established his own label, Protopost, through which he continues to share his unique and improvisational soundscapes with the world.
Where are you from ?
I was born and raised in Brittany, I moved in Paris ten years ago to study graphic design.
Earliest musical memory?
Like most child, I think my first significant encounter with a piece of music was in the backseat of my parents car. My Dad’s favorite was Daft Punk Homework, I was 4 years old when it came out, I still remember every second of that album.
Why and when did you start making music?
I’ve started in high school, fooling around in Audacity then Ableton, never stopped ever since. I’ve been in music class after school for some times, not enough tho.
How did you connect with Seance Centre ?
I saw a post about a graphic designer job on the Invisible City facebook group, I decided to send an application. Months later, brandon asked me if i wanted to join him on the Séance Centre adventure as a graphic designer. I then proceed to shell him with wetransfers of my own music until he released Le Sommeil Vertical.
Some insight of the mix you recorded ?
I decided to put big names in this one. Imagine if this mix would be a music event, i would be all over the place dying of excitement. But yeah all of those records are from my ‘easy access’ shelf, i can’t get bored of them and i think i’ll never.